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Utilimaster moving

February 21, 2012

WAKARUSA — Utilimaster has recently confirmed what has been widely reported.

Citizens invited to speak up

February 21, 2012

NAPPANEE — Nappanee residents have been given an opportunity to do a little to help their community and put their city “on the map.”
A nationwide initiative, “We Hear You America” hosted by Reader’s Digest is in its second year and was designed to encourage towns all across the country to compete to win money and gain recognition for their cities.

Valentine King and Queen for the day

February 21, 2012

Two residents of LuAnn Nursing Home, Nappanee, were crowned king and queen for Valentine’s Day as is the annual tradition at the facility. Activity director Linda Blough has been working for the nursing home for 13 years. She explained that all the residents and staff members are asked to vote for who they think should earn the honor of a framed certificate claiming their temporary royalty and to wear the regal crowns for the day. While 31 residents live at the facility, a handful awaited the counted votes in a room adorned in holiday pinks and reds.

‘Unsung hero’ recognized

February 21, 2012

“Unsung hero” Wendy Johnson was presented a plaque for her 22 years serving the community on the Wa-Nee Drug Awareness Committee. Johnson has served on the committee longer than any current member.
“It’s parents like this that make the Wa-Nee community so great,” said committee president and Nappanee Police Officer Steve Rulli. “She truly will be missed. There are real unsung heros standing in the wings that don’t get recognized for how they contribute to our community.”

Early morning crash fatal for Nappanee man

February 21, 2012

BOURBON — Shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday morning, Indiana State Police Troopers Rodd Schuh and Patrick O’Keefe responded to a vehicle crash on Beech Rd. north of Bourbon that claimed the life of one man. The crash was reported by a passerby that had noticed tire tracks that left the roadway and disappeared into a ditch.

George will direct Toledo Symphony, local students

February 17, 2012

GOSHEN — Nappanee native and world-renowned Director Emeritus of The San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Vance George, will entertain in Goshen with a concert Feb. 19. But first, he will spend some time working with the NorthWood High School choir, and musical director Jeff Cramer.
“Vance was a guest conductor for several events when I was a student at Penn High School,” Cramer said, “he is a close friend of my former director, C. Lamar Holoway — and I reconnected with him when I took the job at NorthWood.”

Round Barn alumnus O’Boyle to perform at Stage 773, Chicago

February 17, 2012

NAPPANEE — A former Nappanee resident will be gracing the stage of Chicago’s Stage 773 for the Porchlight Theater production “A Catered Affair.”
Jerry O’Boyle, 51, moved to Indiana in 1986 and lived in Nappanee from 1994 to 2008 while he worked at a Warsaw factory. A Chicago native, O’Boyle said he had always had an inclination for the bright lights of stage performing but only really considered it in his future after his sixth grade class went to see “Fiddler on the Roof” at a local high school.

Neighborhood Watch group hears about activities and services

February 17, 2012

NAPPANEE — Mem-bers of the Nappanee Neighborhood Watch heard from two speakers about activities — both good and not so good — in the area. Officer Steve Rulli of the Nappanee Police Department shared with the group that a recent string of burglaries at local businesses and homes have prompted law enforcement to remind citizens, as well as business owners, to remember to lock up their structures and vehicles.

Council takes a look inside city workings

February 17, 2012

NAPPANEE — Common Council members were presented with overviews, and potential departmental needs, Feb. 6.
All Nappanee department heads proudly reported recent accomplishments, looked ahead to coming projects, and received praise from the Common Council on doing a fine job in their specific areas. Based on needs — among them, needs for additional equipment and staffing — department heads laid the groundwork for potential requests which would increase each department’s budget costs in 2013.
POTENTIAL FIRE BUDGET ADDITIONS

Black Swish pummels West Noble for sectional title

February 17, 2012

By Steve Sittler
Correspondent

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